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A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching.

C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. The 20th Century British writer and lay theologian has profoundly impacted Christians around the world and brought many atheists and agnostics to faith in Jesus.

One person whose faith was greatly encouraged by the writings of C.S. Lewis is Professor Alister McGrath. Both men were raised in Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and went on to become professors there. They also both came to faith from atheism slightly later in life. Alister has written numerous books on C.S. Lewis, including a seminal biography C.S. Lewis – A Life.

Every Monday, Ruth Jackson and Professor Alister McGrath will reflect on C.S. Lewis’ ideas, life and influence as well as trying to answer questions that impact culture today.

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A weekly podcast with Professor Alister McGrath exploring C.S. Lewis’ thought, theology and teaching.

C.S. Lewis is one of the most influential voices in modern Christianity. The 20th Century British writer and lay theologian has profoundly impacted Christians around the world and brought many atheists and agnostics to faith in Jesus.

One person whose faith was greatly encouraged by the writings of C.S. Lewis is Professor Alister McGrath. Both men were raised in Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University and went on to become professors there. They also both came to faith from atheism slightly later in life. Alister has written numerous books on C.S. Lewis, including a seminal biography C.S. Lewis – A Life.

Every Monday, Ruth Jackson and Professor Alister McGrath will reflect on C.S. Lewis’ ideas, life and influence as well as trying to answer questions that impact culture today.

    #06 Alister McGrath on apologetics

    #06 Alister McGrath on apologetics

    In the sixth episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about Lewis’ thoughts on who should do apologetics and how best to approach it.




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    #05 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis, Christianity and atheism

    #05 Alister McGrath on C.S. Lewis, Christianity and atheism

    In this special episode of The C.S. Lewis Podcast, we are sharing part of a livestream we recorded with Professor Alister McGrath during one of the Coronavirus lockdowns in the UK. Following the release of his memoir, Through a Glass Darkly, Alister spoke about his faith journey and the significant part Lewis played in that, as well as responding to audience questions.


    The livestream with Professor Alister McGrath was originally broadcast on Unbelievable? on 24th October 2020. To listen or watch the whole show click here. 




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    #04 C.S. Lewis on Aslan

    #04 C.S. Lewis on Aslan

    In the fourth episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about the character of Aslan in the Narnia series and the Christian life.




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    #03 C.S. Lewis on stories

    #03 C.S. Lewis on stories

    In the third episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about the importance of storytelling and imagination, looking particularly at the Narnia series.
     
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    • 25 min
    #02 C.S. Lewis on friendship

    #02 C.S. Lewis on friendship

    In the second episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about some of Lewis’ friendships, including ‘The Lord of The Rings’ author J.R.R. Tolkien.


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    • 25 min
    #01 C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life

    #01 C.S. Lewis on the meaning of life

    In the first ever episode of our brand-new podcast on C.S. Lewis, professor Alister McGrath speaks to Ruth Jackson about some of Lewis’ key thoughts as well as the impact of Lewis on Alister’s own life.  

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Brisket K1NG ,

Simply excellent in every respect

I have now recommended this podcast to numerous people who have come back to me with glowing reviews.

The production quality is wonderful and the content is deep and intriguing. I appreciate that it is not hagiography and doesn’t shy away from some of the difficult aspects in Lewis’ life - like his spat with Tolkien.

Both Ruth and Dr. McGrath are fantastic. I look forward to each week’s new episode!

Uptroll ,

Excellent podcast

Good insight into C. S. Lewis, his conversion and his view of the meaning of life!

BMWgirlSeattle ,

Great podcast!

Just discovered this podcast. Wonderful dialogue which kept my interest, filled with interesting details about C.S. Lewis’s life and beliefs. Lots of substance presented in an easy to listen to manner.

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